Originally Posted by jfpdjp
It's not about 5.1 or 7l1. It's about being ripped off. If soundbar systems were restaurants, this Vizio would be the dumpster behind McDonalds. If they were women, this thing is a plastic blow up doll. You can't even buy a decent remote control for $200.00 bucks and they present this piece of plastic with $2.50 worth of electronics built into it as a solution?
(maybe it's only $1.50. The 4 color box it came in actually cost more to produce)
I'm sick and tired of seeing honest people misled into throwing their money away on junk. Why not spend it on lottery tickets....you might get lucky and then you can buy a real system.
Of course, you could also rationalize one of these things as a toy instead of an actual piece of consumer electronics. You're 10 year old might find it acceptible as long as his friends don't laugh at him for owning a cheese stereo.
Do you have anything specific to add to the discussion, or do you just like to rain on our parade? So far, all we hear from you is diatribe without any substance. Here are the specs. What is it about the VSB200 that you object to?
FLAT PANEL SOUND BAR
*Speaker bar frequency response: 60Hz to 20kHz
*Integrated Class-D Amplifier at 20x2 channel with 0.01% THD
S/PDIF receiver for digital audio delivery
*102db Dynamic range
*Support for PCM input via TOSLINK input
*High Power Efficiency with Low Power Consumption
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PERFORMANCE
*High-Performance 32-Bit 150MHz DSP Audio Engine
*Impressive Sound Pressure Level measuring 98dB SPL max @ 1M
*Advanced 24-Bit Linear PCM to PWM Engine with integrated thermal,over-current, over voltage, over current protection
*Latest Virtualization & Volume Leveling Technology from SRS Labs
*SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround
*SRS TruVolume eliminates undesirable loud commercials and channel to channel variances
Maybe its all hyperbole.
It appears from some of your other posts that you are or have been a dealer in hi-tech audio stuff. Is it that the low cost of what appears to me to be some pretty sound electronics a threat to your rice bowl? Personally, I think the high-end equipment is over-priced. After all, its all made in Taiwan or some place like that.
Bottom line: It sounds pretty good to me, and that's what counts.